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Bettie's Books

A Stuga On the Cusp of the Orust Riviera, tucked away next to a hobbit hole in the woods.

Aki Kaurismaki

Aki Kaurismaki - Lambert M. Surhone, Mariam T. Tennoe, Susan F. Henssonow

bookshelves: summer-2012, revenge, ghosties-ghoulies, noir, poison, suicide, film-only, finland

Recommended for: Moxysox
Read from June 11 to 12, 2012


Hamlet Goes Business (1987)
Hamlet liikemaailmassa (original title)

Blurb - A bizarre black-and-white film noir reworking of Shakespeare's 'Hamlet'. After the death of his father, young Hamlet inherits a seat on the board of a company controlled by his uncle that decides to move into the rubber duck market. But Hamlet is suspicious of the circumstances surrounding his father's death... Blurb written by Michael Brooke

Pirkka-Pekka Petelius ... Hamlet
Esko Salminen ... Klaus
Kati Outinen ... Ofelia
Elina Salo ... Gertrud
Esko Nikkari ... Polonius
Kari Väänänen ... Lauri Polonius
Puntti Valtonen ... Simo (as Hannu Valtonen)
Mari Rantasila ... Helena
Turo Pajala ... Rosencranz
Aake Kalliala ... Gyldenstern

Best line: 'we will swamp the Japanese market with cheap wood made of rubber...'

A cunning plan indeed.